Every Good Morning

You Can Listen Here: After President Obama, on the national level, the Democrats are a feckless bunch — meandering, blurred, a Party that cannot articulate a clear, direct set of interlocking, coherent policies. It would be a challenge for any opposing Party to be heard over the noise of the Trump age, but the Democrats seem particularly ill suited to mounting a distinct, plain-spoken set of alternatives. We have an idea as to what […]

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You Can Listen Here: Fifteen feet above the ground while the light comes up, again, this begins Season 2 of The Deer Have Nothing to Fear.  Waiting in the dark for my friend, I see a shooting star, and moments later a screech owl gives off its lovely, quavering call close by. In a few minutes, the same crossbow sits upon my lap, a broadhead loaded in the flight groove, the three red dots […]

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You Can Listen Here: With his new book We Were Eight Years in Power, Ta-Nehisi Coates has become an indispensable American writer. In Between the World and Me he demonstrated a terrible sorrow and gravitas. With Power, he shows that his analytic skills, his command of American history, his controlled anger and his sharp, elegiac style have reached full maturity. Coates believes in the efficacy of historical research, in primary sources, in the slow […]

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You Can Listen Here: Arpaio , the sadist, pardoned by Trump on August 25. The Dreamers thrown into the sea by Trump on September 5. The actions are bookends. Between them they hold the volumes on malice, political expedience, lies and racist pandering that comprise the death-cult faction of the Republican Party, 88% of whom still support this President, the authentic culmination of decades of Republican race baiting, the true and abiding wizard of all that white fear and […]

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